There is one man the Philadelphia Eagles must stop if they want to break their home losing streak and win on Sunday. It isn’t Robert Griffin III. It’s Alfred Morris. The second-year back is having another outstanding season running the rock as he is third in the league in rushing and has the highest yards per carry average in the entire league at 5.2.
Morris is truly the man that makes this offense go. His ability to run the ball allows more space for the Washington Redskins playmakers like Griffin, wide receiver Pierre Garcon and ascending rookie tight end Jordan Reed.
The Redskins are the fourth ranked rushing offense in the league thanks to Morris and Griffin’s ability to run the ball. The key for the Eagles, much the way they played last week, is to sell out to stop the run. If that requires seven- and eight-man boxes, so be it. Force Griffin to beat you in other ways.
The Eagles did a brilliant job of this in their first meeting and it paid huge dividends. RG III was totally ineffective in the passing game and the defense had perhaps their best outing of the season. We all know this is a different Griffin now as he looks like he has his legs under him.
This is a huge game for the Eagles. Not only is it big for morale as they simply must snap this long home losing streak of theirs and give their fans something to cheer about, but it would put them at first place in the NFC East with a win. Time to go to work boys.